McClatchy plans to move design and copy editing functions of its 30 newspapers into a hub in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.

McClatchy is based in Sacramento.

The change will impact 30 people based in the West, said Gary Wortel, publisher of the Sacramento Bee and McClatchy's West regional publisher, the Business Journal reports.

“This consolidation will shift positions in Sacramento to Charlotte,” he said by email. “All West News Desk colleagues have been offered jobs at the McClatchy Publishing Center and will have the opportunity to work virtually.”

Staff who choose not to stay with the company will be offered voluntary separation packages, Wortel said.

McClatchy owns 30 papers in 14 states. McClatchy has worked to move toward digital while dealing with debt. McClatchy’s stock has lost almost 90 percent of its value since 2014, the Business Journal reports.

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